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Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

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BREAKING NEWS (of a personal sort..)

After more than 30 years of setting an alarm clock for an unbelievably crazy early hour, I have decided to end my reporting and anchoring stint for morning drive radio. I am ready for a new lifestyle, but I don’t exactly know what that looks like yet. I hope it will include lots travel and definitely heaps more time with my husband Jack Swanson, Director of News and Programming at KCBS Radio in San Francisco, who has stoically put up with this crazy schedule of mine for far too long.

This change also means the opportunity to be more involved in my work for Move America Forward, the organization I co-founded in 2005 which advocates for our troops and their missions. We have raised over $4 million dollars for care packages we send to Iraq and Afghanistan where our men and women serve with distinction and honor.

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So many reasons to give thanks. America IS the beautiful

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$300,000 for Charity to Send Military Care Packages

Sacramento, Calif. - The nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization, Move America Forward has announced their 9th annual Troopathon fundraiser brought in $303,435 to send care packages to troops on the front lines in Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Syria and other areas where troops are deployed as part of the War on Terror.

This year’s Troopathon ended June 23rd and was held at a studio in Sacramento, California where Move America Forward is headquartered. Co-hosts were Rita Cosby, WABC Radio host and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Melanie Morgan, KSRO Radio host and co-founder of Move America Forward, and NewsmaxTV Anchor and Managing Editor John Bachman. Morgan received the Mark Twain Award for Best Special Program in 2006 when she broadcast live “Voices of Soldiers” from one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces during the U.S invasion of Iraq. In 2016 she won the Edward R Murrow and the AP Award for Best Local Newscast. Rita Cosby is a winner of four prestigeous Gracie Awards.

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BREAKING: Troopathon lineup is amazing

Great news everyone!

It has been an incredible last couple of days for Troopathon as celebrities from all walk of life are lining up to participate in Troopathon 2016!
We are honored that so many great folks have agreed to take time out of their busy schedules to participate in Troopathon because they understand that we still have tens of thousands of America's bravest men and women in harm's way risking their lives everyday to protect our freedom and safety that deserve our appreciative support.  
Just to name some of the great guests participating in Troopathon are Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Buzz Aldrin, Nancy Grace, Laura Ingraham, Montel Williams, Tony Orlando, Scott Baio, Coach John Harbaugh, Texas Gov, Greg Abbott, Pat Boone, and many, many more.  

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Sacramento, CA – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, announces their 9th star-studded live fundraiser that helps send care packages to American troops deployed in war zones overseas.

In a major boost to this year’s efforts, Troopathon is proud to partner with Newsmax TV and where the program will be seen in its entirety on both platforms. Along with their strong web presence, where they are a go-to source for independent news, Newsmax TV is growing rapidly and now reaches over 40 million cable/satellite homes and subscribers, making this the largest audience to-date to view Troopathon. As in year’s past, it can also be viewed on as well.

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Best News Broadcast

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"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -Mark Twain

We make our living reporting the news, and we never take our responsibility for granted. It's a damn good living, and I'm proud to be called a journalist. So ....thanks Mr. Clemons for your Award for "Best Local Newscast" from the Associated Press Saturday Night. Our fierce news crew at KSRO Radio could not have been more proud to marry the Mark Twain Award with the Edward R. Murrow Award we received last month for Best Local Newscast. Humbly yours...Mel, Larry, Dan, Officer Vic and the entire news department at KSRO 1350.